When do people have their best ideas? When they least expect to

04/3/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Recent studies suggest that the best way to have a breakthrough is to step back and allow your mind to wander a little. Innovators suggest thinking about your problem at a time you'd normally be doing other things and making time to think about anything but work. "You have to be able to float through your environment with your antennae up, like a butterfly, and just let things ping your antennae," says entrepreneur Sterling Lanier.

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